Big Smoke: New Zealand Poems 1960–1975

Edited by Alan Brunton, Michele Leggott & Murray Edmond

‘Poetry will be made by all not by one.’


Protest and revolution, beads and flowers, love not war: this anthology of New Zealand poetry in the 1960s and 1970s vividly evokes an era and uncovers an extraordinary period of creativity and talent. Organised chronologically it foregrounds poems not poets and includes essays by Brunton and Edmond, both participants, as well as a bibliography and chronology.



Alan Brunton (1946–2002) was a poet, scriptwriter and performer. Michele Leggott and Murray Edmond are both award-winning poets who also lecture in the English Department at The University of Auckland.


September 2000, 240 x 170 mm, 356 pages, illustrations
Paperback, ISBN 9781869402303, $49.95